Irvin was forced to pull out due to a knee injury.
While Foupa-Pokam will carry the weight of needing a win to guarantee a stay in the UFC, even more pressure is on McFedries, who is coming off two straight losses.
UFC 98 "Evans vs. Machida" will air on pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
- Rashad Evans vs. Lyoto Machida
- Matt Hughes vs. Matt Serra
- Dan Miller vs. TBA
- Sean Sherk vs. Frankie Edgar
- Brock Larson vs. Chris Wilson
- Pat Barry vs. Tim Hague
- Phillipe Nover vs. Kyle Bradley
- Houston Alexander vs. Andre Gusmao
- Yoshiyuki Yoshida vs. Brandon Wolff
- George Roop vs. Dave Kaplan
- Xavier Foupa-Pokam vs. Drew McFedries